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22nd Jun '16 9:38:20 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Joe West in ''Series/TheFlash2014'' wants to keep Iris and Barry safe but due to the nature of his job and circumstances, he often fails.

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Joe West in ''Series/TheFlash2014'' wants to keep Iris and Barry safe but due to the nature of his job and circumstances, he often fails.
22nd Jun '16 11:17:13 AM Zephyr7
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* Joe West in ''Series/TheFlash2014'' wants to keep Iris and Barry safe but due to the nature of his job and circumstances, he often fails.
** Barry went into a coma for nine months and during that time, Joe could only helplessly watch whenever Barry kept flat-lining and going into seizures and none of the doctors could explain why.
** The Reverse-Flash threatens Joe to stop his investigation by invading his home and warning him if he continues, he will kill Iris.
** Years earlier, he comes home to find his wife passed out from an overdose ''again'' and little Iris near an open flame on the stove. And this was after Iris called 911.
13th Jun '16 12:47:48 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** Don't trust ypur children's teachers, but trust the guy running the local Scouts Club? Do you really know what he does there in the woods with his charges? [[spoiler: Nothing. What he does with them while off-duty is the scary part.]]

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** Don't trust ypur your children's teachers, but trust the guy running the local Scouts Club? Do you really know what he does there in the woods with his charges? [[spoiler: Nothing. What he does with them while off-duty is the scary part.]]
1st Jun '16 2:49:14 PM sanfranman91
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* ''Series/{{Roots}}'' and [[Series/{{Roots|2016}} its 2016 remake]] exploit the fear of not being able to protect your children from being abducted and sold as slaves. [[spoiler:Viewers also get to watch Kunta Kinte’s daughter being raped by a racist and self-aggrandizing psychopath.]]
20th May '16 5:17:39 PM Thriaemis
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': A moment that could fill any parent with terror was in the first season, when a toddler is tempted into climbing inside a fridge which then closes. Cue mother looking for child, and taking a looong time to find that child. ([[InfantImmortality The child survives]], but still...)

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': A moment that could fill any parent with terror was in the first season, when a toddler is tempted into climbing inside a fridge which then closes. Cue mother looking for child, and taking a looong time to find that child. ([[InfantImmortality The child survives]], but still...))rum



** [[spoiler: Bae runs away after Rumple breaks his word to give up his power]]. Rumple's agony over losing his son is palpable

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** *** [[spoiler: Bae runs away after Rumple breaks his word to give up his power]]. Rumple's agony over losing his son is palpablepalpable.
*** Gets even worse when he [[spoiler: can't save his son from Zelena and watches him die in his arms.]]
*** In season 5 he's hit with it ''again'' when [[spoiler: his ''pregnant wife'' places herself in the equivalent of a coma to ensure Hades ''doesn't steal their baby'']]
2nd May '16 1:57:39 PM qazwsx
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* Discussed in ''[[Series/{{Underground}}]]''. Ernestine, Rosalee's mother, states that she never understood true fear until she brought children into the world. She worries about her sons being worked to death and her daughter being sexually abused by their master. Also, Mrs. Macon subtly threatens to have one of her sons sold off. Then in the episode "Graves", [[spoiler: her eldest son Sam is lynched for trying to run away. Her horrified scream when she discovers his body is gut-wrenching and she has to be ''physically dragged away'' from the scene]].

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* Discussed in ''[[Series/{{Underground}}]]''.''Series/{{Underground}}''. Ernestine, Rosalee's mother, states that she never understood true fear until she brought children into the world. She worries about her sons being worked to death and her daughter being sexually abused by their master. Also, Mrs. Macon subtly threatens to have one of her sons sold off. Then in the episode "Graves", [[spoiler: her eldest son Sam is lynched for trying to run away. Her horrified scream when she discovers his body is gut-wrenching and she has to be ''physically dragged away'' from the scene]].
2nd May '16 1:56:17 PM qazwsx
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* Discussed in ''[[Series/{{Underground}}]]''. Ernestine, Rosalee's mother, states that she never understood true fear until she brought children into the world. She worries about her sons being worked to death and her daughter being sexually abused by their master. Also, Mrs. Macon subtly threatens to have one of her sons sold off. Then in the episode "Graves", [[spoiler: her eldest son Sam is lynched for trying to run away. Her horrified scream when she discovers his body is gut-wrenching and she has to be ''physically dragged away'' from the scene]].
3rd Apr '16 12:08:54 AM nombretomado
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* Used to particularly horrifying effect in TheLeftovers. As among the departed were children and spouses. The episode "The Garveys At Their Best" takes it [[UpToEleven up to eleven]] when [[spoiler: it is heavily implied that Laurie, who was receiving a pregnancy ultrasound at the time of the departure, had the fetus disappear from her womb]].

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* Used to particularly horrifying effect in TheLeftovers.''TheLeftovers''. As among the departed were children and spouses. The episode "The Garveys At Their Best" takes it [[UpToEleven up to eleven]] when [[spoiler: it is heavily implied that Laurie, who was receiving a pregnancy ultrasound at the time of the departure, had the fetus disappear from her womb]].



* In ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'', Ray and Debra go on a routine shopping trip and, in a relaxed and laid-back mood, are flirting and fooling about in the supermarket. Until they run into Ray's parents. And the realisation dawns that they've left the kids at home, unsupervised, having completely forgotten about them. [[note]] More than that, Debra's even deeper fear - of giving her formidable mother-in-law another reason to deplore her shortcomings as wife and mother - is played upon, big-time.[[/note]] Fortunately, daughter Ally has realised the problem and has risen to the task of supervising her baby brothers in a most mature way. Which still doesn't prevent parents and grandparents panicking and fearing the worst on the drive home...

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* In ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'', ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', Ray and Debra go on a routine shopping trip and, in a relaxed and laid-back mood, are flirting and fooling about in the supermarket. Until they run into Ray's parents. And the realisation dawns that they've left the kids at home, unsupervised, having completely forgotten about them. [[note]] More than that, Debra's even deeper fear - of giving her formidable mother-in-law another reason to deplore her shortcomings as wife and mother - is played upon, big-time.[[/note]] Fortunately, daughter Ally has realised the problem and has risen to the task of supervising her baby brothers in a most mature way. Which still doesn't prevent parents and grandparents panicking and fearing the worst on the drive home...
19th Mar '16 4:14:29 AM Hossmeister
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17th Jan '16 10:35:29 AM nombretomado
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* ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' centers on RippedFromTheHeadlines plots, doesn't hesitate to whip out the truly alarming statistics on domestic abuse, sexual assault, incest, and child molestation. In one particularly upsetting-for-grownups episode, a little boy goes missing at a birthday party and is found dead shortly afterward. The security tape from the party shows him holding a balloon as he walks out of the camera's viewpoint-- only for the balloon to roll by it without the boy only seconds later. The big kicker? He was killed by ''another child''. An adult might have a healthy suspicion of other adults around their kids, but who would ever question another kid at a birthday party?

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* ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' centers on RippedFromTheHeadlines plots, doesn't hesitate to whip out the truly alarming statistics on domestic abuse, sexual assault, incest, and child molestation. In one particularly upsetting-for-grownups episode, a little boy goes missing at a birthday party and is found dead shortly afterward. The security tape from the party shows him holding a balloon as he walks out of the camera's viewpoint-- only for the balloon to roll by it without the boy only seconds later. The big kicker? He was killed by ''another child''. An adult might have a healthy suspicion of other adults around their kids, but who would ever question another kid at a birthday party?
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